Reject and Disqualify Trump from Running for President Under the Fourteenth Amendment for Engaging in the January 6th Insurrection

Donald Trump has announced his intention to run for President in 2024.

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment could not be clearer:

“No person shall … hold any office … under the United States … who, having previously taken an oath … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.”[1]

On his inauguration day in 2017, Donald Trump took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Four years later, Donald Trump engaged in an insurrection to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election which culminated on January 6, 2021 in a violent attack at the U.S. Capitol intended to stop the certification of the Electoral College results of that election -- an act required by both the Twelfth Amendment and the Electoral Count Act.

Trump sought to intimidate state officials into reversing the election. He then recruited the violent mob.[2] He encouraged and incited them to take action against the government despite knowing the crowd was heavily armed.[3] He provided aid to those participating in the attack by choosing not to act, by failing to call in the National Guard or any other law enforcement to assist the overwhelmed Capitol police[4] despite repeated requests.[5]

Ballot disqualification for insurrection is not unprecedented. Courts have already ruled that January 6 insurrectionists can be barred from office.[6] In fact, Judge Francis J. Mathew ruled recently that Couy Griffin was ineligible to continue to serve as Otero County Commissioner in New Mexico for his involvement on January 6 and barred for life from ever serving any office in the United States again.

If Section 3 of the 14th Amendment means anything, it clearly disqualifies Donald Trump from becoming President. When he disrupted the transition of presidential power mandated by the Constitution after having sworn to defend it, he became immediately ineligible to be President or hold any other public office ever again.

Add Your Name to Demand Secretaries of State, State Election Boards and Federal and State Courts Reject and Disqualify Trump from Running for President Under the Fourteenth Amendment for Engaging in the January 6th Insurrection Now.

(Check out the short explainer below for more information.)

[1] Constitution of the United States Fourteenth Amendment
[2] How Trump's 'will be wild!' tweet drew rioters to the Capitol on Jan. 6, NPR
[3] Trump Urged Armed Supporters to Capitol, White House Aide Testifies, New York Times
[4] House panel says Trump ‘chose not to act’ during attack on US Capitol, The Guardian
[5] Capitol riot: Trump ignored pleas to condemn attack, hearing told, BBC
[6] Insurrectionists May Be Barred From Office, Court Rules, Bloomberg Law